Lava Glass Blowing Studio, Taupo

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Art Gallery
Discover a captivating art form at Lava Glass Blowing Studio, a center dedicated to introducing visitors to the techniques of glassblowing. Watch artisans design and create pieces in the studio, and study the finished articles in the onsite gallery. The volcanic series of designs offers a particularly rich perspective on New Zealand's scenery and diverse landscapes, with colorful patterns and mystical shapes emulating the look and feel of the country. You can purchase these original pieces from an extensive range available in the onsite shop, as well as enjoying a light meal and freshly made cakes in the cafe. Use our Taupo travel itinerary maker to add Lava Glass Blowing Studio and other attractions to your Taupo vacation plans.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The locally made glassware is superb and it is and education to see it being made on site. The café is ok with an average selection of light meal options served in a clean environment by pleasant staf...  more »
  • Nice lunches, also really good chance to get out of the busy towncentre. The garden us cool, Not sure if I would take little kids that can't behave.  more »
  • The showroom with the glass works is lovely to see but a bit pricey but perhaps understandably when you go in and see what goes into making the works of art. The sculpture garden is certainly a must s...  more »
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  • So lovely. Wonderful food in the cafe, glass blowing demonstration was fantastic, sculpture garden beautiful. Helpful staff. Bought a few small but spectacular pieces that were shipped (for free) back to Australia for me. Highly recommended.
  • Though cafe is expensive the glass blowing and the display garden is simply amazing. While trying to have a minimalist life now we love bringing visitors here to see the creative works and the gardens. Thank you for your talent displays.
  • Amazing glass creations. Very expensive to buy. In saying that, a fiver will get you behind the scenes to see the glass blowers in action which is actually really cool.
  • The cafe was expensive but the glass products were fabulous. We watched the glass blowing and loved the garden with the glass art displayed beautifully. Would recommend a visit but you could blow a lot of dosh in no time at all!!
  • Unique, beautiful glass art creations. We selected some very special gifts, with stories that relate to New Zealand landscapes.